Our new book Look Out Above! examines the critical soft skills required for professional success: Contribute, Write, Present, Pitch, Lead, and Advocate. We also explore the transformation process as you develop confidence and learn to trust your own judgment.
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It looks like you could use some help learning how to present more effectively in the workplace. To further your career, you want opportunities to present. It means you’re in the game and visible. The tips we offer here should serve you throughout your entire career – starting with providing support to your boss and colleagues, and then when you’re flying solo.
A good presentation is nothing without good organization, so let’s cover your presentation structure. Your structure must address the five key questions every audience has. When speaking to an audience, make sure you always address the following:
Now, here’s where it gets good. By following the seven-step structure that follows, you’ll address each of these items. This template will become your secret sauce – use it in presentations, both small and large, to deliver an audience-focused message.
And there you have it! Well, not quite. If that’s really all there is to it, we’d all be master presenters. But at the very least, you now have the foundation for a knock-out presentation. For an in-depth exploration of each of these steps, plus guidance on graphics and delivery, pick up a copy of Look Out Above! and direct your attention to Chapter Three. And while you have the book, check out the other chapters, too. We promise they’re worth your while.